On this retreat, there are 60 spots for international acrobats. Acrology feels super lucky to host the first Granada Acrobatics Convention. The aim is to gather people from all over the world, and bringing them together to practice this beautiful discipline. There's no better way to enjoy acrobatics than sharing with students, teachers, and styles from far and wide, all mixed together in the middle of the Alpujarras in Granada.
The venue is a beautiful "cortijo" (estate), located in the Alpujarra (south side of the Sierra Nevada mountains). It has accommodation in shared dorms, as well as camping. swimming pool, soft grassy areas, and great training spaces (one indoor and one outdoor, covered with shade, all with plenty of puzzle mats).
Cortijo Casería Del Marcado is an organic farm in the rural area of southern Spain. It offers accommodation in the heart of the Alpujarra respecting nature, ecology and tradition! The farmhouse is not only a working farm but has been adapted as a retreat center with traditional Spanish property that has a mineral water pool and a spacious yoga studio with stunning views. The agriculture process is completely organic and biodynamic. In addition to lots of fruits and vegetables grown on the farm, it also has goats, horses, and is a breeding sanctuary peacock. El Cortijo has several fully furnished apartments. All equipped with a living room, kitchen with fireplace or stove, two bedrooms, and bathroom. The accommodation is simple but comfortable, with a family atmosphere.
The available facilities are outdoor workshop space with 200-meter square puzzle mats, indoor workshop space with a 150-meter square hall, swimming pool, shared dorms, camping space, and inside and outside bathrooms and showers.
There will be five days of nonstop acro in a privileged space in the south of Spain. The main content of the workshops will be AcroYoga and partner acrobatics, L basing, and standing acro, Icarian, hand to hands, and lots of games and fun! One year of experience in AcroYoga or partner acrobatics is recommended so that everyone feels safe knowing that their peers have a good base for sharing and spotting tricks.
The Cortijo is located 1,250 meters high in the mountains bordering the National Park of Sierra Nevada. It is nestled between the small villages of Almegíjar and Cástaras, 100 kilometers from Granada. The closest town is Orgiva. The farm is surrounded by a wide variety of flora and fauna. The local area is fantastic hiking country with spectacular mountain views and isolated “white villages”.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be included with your entry to the event. There is an experienced cook, so expect quality and variety. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.
Please book your flight to arrive at Federico García Lorca Granada Airport (GRX). The airport is a slightly more than one-hour drive to the location.
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